composite helmets index

INDIA

A Fiberglass helmet, a copy of Israeli, Chinese and South Korean helmets.

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Photographs supplied by
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Model 1974 helmet.

"It is made from fiberglass so I suppose it is a composite helmet of sorts. The interior features a nylon suspension liner and is lined with green plastic. A neck flap is attached to the liner and features a buckle chinstrap along with a set of ear flaps. The masking tape around the outside edge is there to cover the liner stitching, as this is sewn directly to the helmet shell."

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Photographs supplied by
STEVEN SHEPPARD

 

MKU MKH/PA-1

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"MKU is an Indian manufacturer, but they also have an establishment in Germany (see their website ).
It's a pretty straightforward object in every sense, and really the only puzzle is some uncertainty about where it is actually made. India or Germany? The German branch may not have existed pre-2012, and this helmet is dated 2007. Also everything - the labels and the users instruction leaflet - is in English, which may well indicate India as its source."

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Photographs supplied by
GREG PICKERSGILL